Hi Everyone! It's Tara here to share a little project I started earlier this month. With the holidays here and my entry way table looking a little bare, I wanted to create a set of Holiday inspired framed art work! With the use of a few repurposed picture frames found at second hand stores (glass removed and recycled) and the Peppermint Collection ~ my holiday themed artwork is complete!
I love to paint on fabric! Here, I've used a deer silhouette as a template and lightly traced the image onto a piece of stretched linen. Instead of painting on the antlers to my deer, I decided to embroider them with black sewing thread. I made a tiny paper mat for the "jingle" Alpha Label to use as a title for my frame. This is a very modern approach to cutesy holiday artwork!
I'm also a very big fan of layering embellishments! This petite frame started with a soft pink paper trimmed down to just the size of a wallet photo. I started with a snowflake from the chipboard accents, layered on a phrase sticker ticket, and then the pretty snowflake from the layered stickers. Top the snowflake with a small bit of thread, red button, and sparkly rhinestone!
Snowflakes and Buttons...these are a few of my favorite things! I really enjoy using embellishments as a focal point and it's easy to do when you keep a neutral palette! I used a journal card from the Accent Cuts as a starting point, covered the card with vintage white buttons, and then clustered a snowflake, some string, and a sticker (Alpha Sheet). Because I wanted a noticeable dimension between each layer and because I also needed the embellishments to be secure, I covered foam-pop dots with craft glue. Let your framed artwork "set" overnight to allow the glue to continue to dry and then you can proudly display your handmade artwork!
I've a few other "Merry Makings" projects up my sleeve that'll be posted this week - It's all about the gift of inspiration for us here at Crate Paper! So, keep visiting, and also, if you haven't already, check out our "A Very Crate Christmas" special! Peppermint creations are in top notch demand right now and there's still plenty of time to submit them to us! Happy Monday everyone!